Sunday, March 10, 2013


How well do you know your friends? Sometimes even missing the slightest detail about them could upset you. Does that ring any bells now? Don't even talk about friends now, how about a normal conversation with someone you just met.

If the person is loud and straight forward, you may think that person is rude.
If the person is quiet, you might think he/she is anti social .
And the list goes on...

You never really know, it might be that person's nature to be loud/quiet and so on. And because you never knew that in the first place, you tend to judge and assume. I won't deny that I've done that a few times myself, but hey everyone does that too.

Coming to friends, there's always something that your friends would love to do, it's a habit, and it annoys the shit out of you. For example if your friend curses at you as though it's a common word, what would you do? You'll probably flinch and that get angry afterwards. What if that's how your friend communicates, if you knew that from the start you would not react as bad as how you initially did isn't it? 

Your friend could be too friendly at times, sometimes even perceived as being a flirt. But if it's in his or her nature, what can they do about it, other than not being themselves. 

Anyway what I'm trying to say is that communication is so important, be it a normal conversation, friendships or even a relationship. IF they matter to you, know everything about them. I'm not saying that every bad thing about them should be tolerated, but its better than not knowing about it. Who knows, the smallest detail you missed could ruin things for you.

Monday, January 7, 2013

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Hi guys ,

The post title is referring to an error shown when trying to launch a game through Steam , most often related to Team Fortress 2.

I had that annoying error for about months now, but recently resolved it. So I just thought of sharing what I did. 

Here's what I did.

As some people may have suggested, I 
1. Deleted everything in steam folder except : steamapps , steam.exe , and clientregistryOLD ( you renamed your current clientregistry )
2. Then I went into "safe mode with networking " <-- accessed="accessed" as="as" be="be" br="br" by="by" can="can" f8="f8" pressing="pressing" start="start" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" up.="up." you="you">3. I ran Steam as Admin , and then waited for it to "update" 
What I realised in safe mode is that, nothing else other than the essentials are running in the background. For example : my antivirus wasn't running.
4. Then after updating, I validated my game cache . ( Steam -> library - > Right - click games -> properties -> local files ) 
& Defragment game files. I launched tf2 after all that.

5. I was monitoring the processes on Task Manager as I clicked play. Surprisingly hl2.exe was running, but the window would appear for awhile. ( before this it wouldn't even run )
6. I uninstalled my anti virus ( im using AVG ) and rebooted.
7. TF2 was playable .

Uhm on a side note, you can also try updating your graphic card driver. I'm not sure which steps would help you specifically but you can try all, I think uninstalling anti-virus could be of help, cause even though I placed tf2 and steam under exceptions it still wouldn't launch. Just a suggestion!


Sunday, June 10, 2012


Do you feel like you have to control how you act and respond to others , to uphold a certain  reputation / impression?

I've always felt that people around me would scrutinize my every move. Being aware of that, I became very conscious of how I act in front of people, especially those who I do not know too well. I feel very restricted in a way, which probably is the reason why I've been so upset ever since I came to Uni.

Previously I thought that it was because of the people and environment in uni that upsets me, but then again I don't think it's that simple. Somehow it's not like I am consciously controlling my actions, it's more like acting less like myself. I didn't even notice it until I hung out with my close friends and that was when I could actually notice the difference.

I'm usually a very expressive person, I can't stand it when I don't speak my mind. But for some reason, I'm not doing that in uni. I have something at the tip of my tongue, and yet I did not mutter a word.

To be honest, I have no idea what kind of reputation I am trying to build. Perhaps I'm just trying not to leave a bad impression to others in general. But this is so tiring and I'm so fed up. After giving it some thought, I don't think there's any reason to change or restrict myself just so that it 'fits people's judgement'. I don't want to be like the people I detest - fake.

Come to think of it, I never once gave any thought of what would people think of me back in high school. Maybe it's because I had my friends around me, and I was really comfortable with them. I miss them, meeting up with them somehow gives me the 'breath of life'.

The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.
This phrase caught my attention. so now I guess I'm done holding myself back. I came here to find like-minded people, but if they can't accept my ways, I have no reason to entertain those thoughts either.